The University of Louisville School of Nursing is relaunching its accelerated second-degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The program, which makes it possible for students to earn a degree in as few as 15 months, will be offered at the school’s extension in Owensboro, Kentucky.
The accelerated BSN program, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), is designed to provide an expedited pathway into the nursing profession and ideal for those with a Bachelor’s degree in another field who desire a career in nursing. The program will also be offered in Louisville.
The program will be offered in a hybrid format, allowing students a more flexible structure to embrace the benefits of online education and in-person learning. Lecture content will be offered online, with in-person clinical experiences. The blended instruction will provide students flexibility in completing their coursework. Graduates will be prepared for taking the national licensure exam (NCLEX) upon graduation.
“The School of Nursing faculty possesses a wide variety of teaching and practice expertise and incorporates opportunities for students to provide care to diverse patient populations in hospital and community settings,” Assistant Dean of Owensboro BSN Programs Dr. Amy Higdon said.
Applications for the accelerated BSN program begin in November 2021 for the first cohort and classes will begin in May 2022.
In addition to the second-degree BSN, the School of Nursing offers another option for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field and are seeking a new start in the healthcare profession. The accelerated Master’s Entry into Professional Nursing program (MEPN) launched in 2015 and provides students with additional skills in the application of evidence-based practice and leadership in just six semesters.
In the MEPN program, graduates receive a BSN and a Master of Science in Nursing. Students will be eligible to take the NCLEX and Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification exam upon graduation.
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